Blue Tie Gala in Bon Appétit’s Bravo Magazine
Bon Appétit Comes Together for Children’s Bureau
Thanks to CEO Fedele Bauccio, Bon Appétit Management Company has long supported Children’s Bureau of Southern California, a leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. For its 2018 Blue Tie Gala, held at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, the nonprofit honored Fedele, for both his work to instill healthy eating habits in America’s children and Bon Appétit’s assistance over the years in putting on this very important fundraising gala for hundreds of VIPs.
Bon Appétiters from corporate, education, and specialty venue accounts around the region came out to help. Huntington Hospitality, the Bon Appétit special-events group led by General Manager Sarah Geana at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA, handled the extensive behind-the-scenes efforts. They ranged from coordinating nine celebrity chefs and the evening’s menus, to setting up the field kitchen behind the venue and creating the beautiful seated dinner tablescapes and dessert stations. Chefs Anne Conness of Jaffa and Sausal, David LeFevre of Manhattan Beach Post, and Holly Jivin of Bazaar Beverly Hills were among the star culinarians. Bon Appétit managers and a half-dozen chefs — including Director of Specialty Culinary Programs Jim Dodge, who flew down from San Francisco — helped prepare and plate the celebrity chefs’ appetizers and the gala’s three-course dinner.